exclusive economic zone

noun

Definition of exclusive economic zone

: the area of sea and seabed extending from the shore of a country claiming exclusive rights to it

Examples of exclusive economic zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said five missiles landed on Thursday in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off Hateruma, an island far south of Japan’s main islands. Mari Yamaguchi, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2022 Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said five missiles landed on Thursday in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off Hateruma, an island far south of Japan’s main islands. Mari Yamaguchi, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2022 The Japanese government on Thursday said that five Chinese ballistic missiles had fallen into its exclusive economic zone, the first time any had landed in those waters. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2022 Tensions flared in 2020 over exploratory drilling rights in areas in the Mediterranean Sea where Greece and Cyprus claim their own exclusive economic zone, leading to a naval standoff. Matteo Cina, Fox News, 19 July 2022 The dark operations occurred mainly in or around Russia’s exclusive economic zone, according to Windward, which conducted the research at Bloomberg’s request. K Oanh Ha, Bloomberg.com, 27 Mar. 2022 China has long asserted that the Taiwan Strait is part of its exclusive economic zone, and takes the view there are limits to the activities of foreign military vessels in those waters. Peter Martin, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 China has long asserted that the Taiwan Strait is part of its exclusive economic zone, and takes the view there are limits to the activities of foreign military vessels in those waters. Peter Martin And Bloomberg, Fortune, 12 June 2022 Fiji’s exclusive economic zone is an area of water 70 times larger than its landmass. Helen Wieffering, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of exclusive economic zone

1975, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Exclusive economic zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusive%20economic%20zone. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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